Name: Karin Ayuni
Occupation: Administrative Assistant
Tell us about yourself!: I am my own version of a wild woman, I don't have an exotic job or dedicate my life to seeking wildness but somehow I FEEL wild, I feel a sense of wonder and a free spirit guides me throughout my days. I want to represent the wild women out there who work in a corporate world yet they still embrace their wildness.
What is your definition of what a “wild woman” is?: A wild woman is free, is strong, is passionate and kind, is honest with herself. It's not your clothes, your job, your house, your possessions. It is simply a state of being which is born in your soul and you carry with you everywhere.
How would you describe your life was like before starting your journey of being a wild woman?: When I was a teenager I let society define me; I did what others did, I followed crowds and the wild woman inside me didn't like it at all; I found her again through writing, I started writing poetry and getting in touch with her. She came back to me, and showed me that you need to be yourself, even if you aren't accepted by everyone.
What were your biggest insecurities before engaging your inner wild woman?: I fear sometimes that I will lose touch with my wild woman; it is hard feeling inspired and free when you work 40 hours a week and still have to deal with the responsibilities of being a mother and the routine of my every day life but somehow I have been able to balance it. I do things that fulfill my soul, like painting or I go on a road trip somewhere near the water; where I could refresh myself. In this world, is important to feed the wild woman inside you daily even if it means meditating and lighting incenses.
What is your life like now that you are actively engaging your inner wild woman?: The older I get the closer I feel to my wild spirit. I am the woman who works in an office yet lights incense and compliments her desk with peacock feathers and sage and other spirit lifting objects. I am and always have been this person, it lives inside me. I give my all to people, I live intensely and love passionately which is a part of the wild woman inside me. I meet with other wild women once a month; they are all special and wonderful in their way; we talk about issues, we pour our souls out and we come together to celebrate the wildness in us.
What are your five most favorite aspects of yourself as a wild woman?: My availability to inspire others; I share my energy with those who meet and they could recharge their batteries talking to me because I like to listen as well as speak from my soul to their ears. My spontaneous spirit, I live today and try my best to stay in this state of mind. I am resilient, I bounce back from painful and stressing situations because I trust the universe and my wild spirit lifts me up.
What was the biggest realization, experience, or transformation that most helped you to start unleashing and embracing your wild feminine nature?: Meeting my Wiccan mother as I like to call her; she's a friend and a soul mate. She taught me about Wicca and life, we have been through many adventures together and our souls connect. Meeting her opened a door to my wild spirit.
What is your favorite part of expressing your wild feminine nature?: That by expressing it, others might feel it and might want to also shed off what's holding them back in order to feel free and wild.
When do you feel the wildest?: In sex, I feel like the act of making love connects my soul to a deeper level of love and passion.
Why did you decide to participate in Wild Women Unveiled.: Because I know there are other cooperate women out there who won't let the concrete jungle crush their wild spirits.
What is your message to other women out there who are just beginning their journey as a wild woman, or haven’t started yet but feel the call of the wild woman speaking to their soul?: Don't let society, your job, your routine define you. Your wild spirit is your friend, your guidance. The more you listen to it and become it, the better you will feel, it doesn't matter if you can't travel the world, or have an exotic job, or if you have many responsibilities. You can still embrace your wild woman and let her guide you, start with small steps and then let it take over you; it'll change your life.